Like all of us, I have had the pleasure to take a look at APEX 5.0 EA1. One of the most anticipated features was build-in support for modal dialogs. In this blog we will examine this feature more closely. An easy way to investigate this feature is by creating two simple pages: report & form […]

For those of us who have been developing in APEX for a while will understand that the value of an item in APEX is not always what it seems. That’s right; an item has two values in APEX. The first value is the session value that we can store in the database (server side), the […]

AJAX is becoming important in the world of web applications. APEX has provided us a very easy way to create an AJAX process, by using dynamic actions. Using PL/SQL Actions in Dynamic Actions to communicate with the database without submitting the page will suffice in most cases, but the downside is that the code is […]

We have all been there, we need to create an editable report and one of the columns contains a checkbox. So how should you handle this? If you are using one of the recent APEX versions the easiest way is a tabular form. Just edit the column attributes of your checkbox column and at display […]

On 26 march I attended OBUG CONNECT 2013 at Kinepolis Antwerp. With around 40 sessions to pick from, picking out sessions was not an easy decision. One session that caught the eye was the presentation about Formspider given by Yalim Gerger. While the presentation name and description did not reveal that the presentation was about Formspider, […]

About a month ago I saw a mail coming by where a colleague of mine had integrated the jQuery plug-in Codemirror into a text area for the end-user. I hadn’t seen this plug-in before, but I really liked the feel of it. I’m sure all of us can recognize the fact that we miss tab indentation in  APEX, or that […]